A statue of Vishnu discovered in the Sithep Historical Park in Thailand hints at the larger exchange networks that would have existed during the Dvaravati and Khmer periods.
A French team of archaeologists have excavated the remains of a pre-Angkoran temple in the massive West Baray (reservoir) of Angkor.
Four statues, two of Buddha and two of unnamed male deities, discovered in Kampong Speu province have been safely deposited with the National Museum in Phnom Penh. The statues are rare examples that date before the Angkor period.
A Japanese archaeologist is in talks with the Cambodian government to set up a museum for the display of the artefacts unearthed at the pre-Angkoran site of Phum Snay. The excavation has already uncovered over 47 burials so far including the famous so-called “warrior women“.
Museum planned for ancient artefacts stored in Siem Reap
Phnom Penh Post, 07 May 2009
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia reveals the results of two excavations investigating the pre-Angkorian period.
Distant past at National Museum
Phnom Penh Post, 06 May 2009
Xinhua, 06 May 2009
You gotta hand it to the Japanese – after they found the so-called ‘warrior women’ burials last year, they seem to have made another spectacular discovery: man-made water channels dating to the first century, reminiscent of the sophisticated water management system used in Angkor 600 years later.
Archaeological find dates back Khmer civilization by six to eight centuries [Link no longer active]
ANI by way of The Japan News Net, 22 January 2008